Plenty to interest gardeners and non-gardeners. Stunning location with far reaching views of the Salcombe estuary and the coast eastwards towards Prawle Point. Palm trees, banana plants, citrus and olive trees create a truly mediterranean feel.
The house is full of interesting artefacts and memorabilia linked to the eccentric former owner Otto Overbeck, including a huge taxidermy collection, a polyphone (a large music box), dolls houses, pictures and records of shipwrecks and nautical history. Also included is "Overbeck's Rejuvanator" - a device patented by Overbeck to cure all known ills. It probably didn't work, but it made him a very wealthy man and enabled him to buy this wonderful house and plant the gardens with the many exotic species we see today.
Overbeck bequeathed the estate to the National Trust on his death in 1937, with a stipluation that part of it should become a Youth Hostel. His wish has been fulfilled - so guests can stay in part of the house (see YHA for details).
The house sits on the South West coast path, and a cafe offers some great home cooked fare.
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